Victor D. Picotte: Port St. Lucie man wins $3.1 million in Lottery scratch-off game

PORT ST. LUCIE — A 75-year-old Port St. Lucie man claimed a $200,000-a-year-for-life top prize in a scratch-off game at Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee, the Florida Lottery announced Friday.

Victor D. Picotte, who bought the LUCKY $200,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE ticket at a Shell store in the 3400 block of Southwest Darwin Boulevard in Port St. Lucie, opted for the one-time payment of $3,101,257.49.

He submitted the ticket in person Thursday, said Shelly Gerteisen, a Lottery spokesperson.

Gerteisen said Picotte is a grandfather, but that he didn't say how he planned to use the winnings. Gerteisen didn't know when Picotte bought the ticket.

The $20 scratch-off game — LUCKY $200,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE — launched in January 2010.

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